Outcome instruments for prosthetics: Clinical applications

Allen W. Heinemann*, Lauri Connelly, Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Stefania Fatone

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Abstract

Outcome measurement is crucial to assuring high-quality patient services and improving the quality of services provided by prosthetists. This article summarizes recent evidence on the measurement properties of outcome measures, and updates previously published summaries of outcome instruments. The review focuses on measures of mobility, functional status, quality of life, and patient satisfaction, and includes both performance-based and patient-reported outcomes. Amputation-specific and general measures that are suitable for patients served by prosthetists are discussed. It is encouraging that responsiveness of measures is often reported, as this information is needed to improve clinical utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-198
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Artificial limbs
  • Assessment of patient outcomes
  • Outcome and process assessment (health care)
  • Prostheses
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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